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5 Realities About Plastic Pollution That Won’t Go Away Until We Do Something

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6 mentions4 weeks ago
When is the last time you touched something made out of plastic? A day ago? An hour ago? Are you touching plastic right now? Cups, lids, straws, containers, wrappers, bottles ...

Getting to the bottom of the oceans’ tallest peaks

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4 mentions1 month ago
Our oceans are home to a number of globally rare habitats that marine animals rely on. These areas are often characterized by the presence of endemic species and are usually ...

Kenya announces breakthrough ban on plastic bags #UNEnvironment

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7 mentions1 month ago
15 March 2017 – The Government of Kenya announced today a ban on the use, manufacture and import of all plastic bags, to take effect in six months. This announcement ...

Tunisia bans disposable plastic shopping bags

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24 mentions3 weeks ago
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, shoppers will no longer be able to get single-use bags at supermarkets. If you happen to be shopping for groceries in Tunisia, you ...

Online database maps ocean pollution and its effect on animals

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12 mentions2 weeks ago
A group of German scientists has compiled findings from 1,267 studies in an effort to make information accessible to the public. There is no away. Garbage trucks do not make ...

This Small Island Nation Makes a Big Case For Protecting Our Oceans

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30 mentions2 weeks ago
It stands to reason that if you protect the ocean, ecosystems will thrive. Now, scientists have hard data to back up that logical assumption, thanks to a sweeping study of ...

Kenya Joins Growing Fight Against Plastic Pollution

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13 mentions1 month ago
Kenya just became the latest country to ban plastic bags. According to Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu, "The ministry has banned the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags ...

Straw Wars: The Fight to Rid the Oceans of Discarded Plastic

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24 mentions6 days ago
Of the eight million tons of plastic trash that flow every year into the world’s oceans, the plastic drinking straw is surely not a top contributor to all that tonnage.

Our Oceans Are A Human Casualty

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8 mentions7 days ago
My son pondered the ocean: Its life, its force, its energy, its vastness, and its beauty. Sadly, climate change and human interference could change all that. As I sat behind ...

London's Newest Sculpture Is Seabirds Vomiting Plastic

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29 mentions3 weeks ago
In the near future, taking a dip in the ocean could be more like thrashing in the ball pit at McDonald’s. A conservative estimate puts more than 5 trillion pieces ...

Litter is present throughout the world's oceans: 1,220 species affected

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5 mentions3 weeks ago
Where is marine litter concentrated, and which species and ecosystems does it affect? Researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute have for the first time compiled all scientific data published on ...

These Awesome Breakthroughs in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution Will Give You Hope!

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6 mentions4 weeks ago
There is no doubt that we have reached crisis point with our plastic obsession. This material is seemingly ubiquitous in everyday society, used to wrap just about any product you ...